LARNED - What has 2 feet, holds up 4 legs and combines some veterinarian skills with a touch of blacksmithing?
By David K. Clapsaddle "The essentials for a camping place are wood, water and grass." wrote Robert Morris Peck in "Rough Riding on the Plains: A Trooper's Story," in the National Tribune, Feb. 28, 1901. In the Trans-Mississippi West, travelers camped in the open far removed from even the meager amenities of a frontier settlement or a trading ranch. They had to depend upon Mother Nature for the elements of survival, if not comfort. The ...
By Jim Misunas firstname.lastname@example.org LARNED - As expected, the National Park Service (NPS) has closed all 401 national parks, including Fort Larned National Historic Site, because of the shutdown of the federal government caused by the lapse in appropriations. George Elmore, chief ranger, said the popular Fort Larned Candlelight Tour scheduled Oct. 12, is still scheduled, but the event could be postponed if the issue is not resolved in the next few days. "We ...
Photo by Janet Fleske Larned senior Jamil Shoemaker set the tone early with an Indian touchdown on a pass from quarterback Easton Palmer in the Indians' 39-7 victory over Ellis. Larned (4-0) plays Friday at Cimarron (3-1).
LARNED - Larned High School selected its September Spotlight Students - Katelyn Baker, Academics; Marley Palmer, Leadership/Service; Jennifer Applequist, Fine Arts; and Landon Erway, Athletics.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Sept. 16 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
LARNED - The always popular candlelight tours scheduled Oct. 12 at Fort Larned National Historic Site will begin accepting reservations at 8:30 a.m. Monday in person, or by calling (620) 285-6911.
Activities Sept. 29-Oct. 5 Ice Cream Social - Sunday 4 p.m. September is National Senior Center Month. It has been a great month for the Welcome Inn. The garage and bake sale last weekend went very well - thanks to everyone. Hope to see everyone at the ice cream social. Free Yoga Class - Monday 11 a.m. A 30-minute class taught by Jill Hutchins, certified instructor. There is a $2 fee for each individual to ...
Julie Bugner Smith, United Way of Central Kansas, director, gave presentations to the fifth grade classes at the Fort Larned USD 495 middle school and asked students to compose a poster depicting the United Way and the 21 agencies they serve, and how they make a difference in the community. A committee chose several poster winners from each school. The poster winners presented their work to volunteers and companies that are involved and are continued ...
The Larned High football team plays Ellis at home Friday.
LARNED - A 1920s Frick model sawmill used to cut Missouri railroad ties will be displayed at the Tired Iron Show at the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum Oct. 12-13.
LARNED - Wendy Leiker has been selected to superintendent of the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility after serving as acting superintendent for six months, according to a press release from the Kansas Department of Corrections.
LARNED - Youth residents and staff at the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility heard a message of hope from someone residents could relate to.
By David K. Clapsaddle Santa Fe Trail Association Ambassador David Clapsaddle is president of the Wet/Dry Routes Chapter and a frequent contributor to Wagon Tracks. The first 50 miles of the route from the Arkansas River was semi-arid region known as Jornada del Muerto - the Journey of Death. That leg of the journey brought the traders to Sand Creek, usually dry. Ten miles farther was Lower Spring, a sure source of water even when ...
Thursday, Sept. 26 1:08 a.m. - A welfare check was performed at 100th Ave. and 8th Road Wednesday, Sept. 25 1:15 a.m. - A traffic hazard was reported at U.S. 56 mile marker 189 4:11 a.m. - A disabled vehicle was reported at the Santa Fe Trail Center 9:16 a.m. - Deputies assisted with a disturbance in Pawnee County Court 12:33 p.m. - A juvenile was transported to Hutchinson's Bob Johnson facility 4 p.m. - ...
LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center has launched a new exhibit series, "Who We Are -- Faces of Pawnee County."
• Larned Christmas Parade - Larned's Christmas Parade begins at 11 a.m. in downtown Larned Saturday and features a theme of "It's a Candyland Christmas." Cars, bicycles and walkers are invited. After the parade, Santa's Workshop will be open. At 2 p.m. a free movie at the Larned State Theater for the children of Pawnee County.
By Jim Misunas
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Nov. 18 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County deputy county clerk Stacey Smith.
LARNED - "It's a Candyland Christmas," is the theme for the 93rd Larned Christmas Parade scheduled Saturday in downtown.
P.G. Scott's diary and David Clapsaddle's commentary supplements Clapsaddle's Rendezvous article that appeared in an issue of Wagon Tracks.
LARNED - Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Mike Racy provided valuable information on safety hazards for young drivers during a recent presentation at the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility.
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